Dwyane Wade is trying to do all he can, but unlike last season's playoffs, is getting absolutely no help at all. Wade leads the Heat in 4 categories: scoring (26.6 ppg), assists (7.0 per game), steals (1.6 per game) and FT % (84.1%). Udonis Haslem is averaging 12.3 ppg, while Antoine Walker is at 10.6 ppg, and Jason Williams at 10.3 ppg. Shaq will be out for at least another month. The Heat is coming off a 106-86 beatdown at San Antonio.
The Magic (8-4, 2-3 road) have won 5 of their last 6 games. DHoward has been very impressive, and leads the league in rebounding at 13.8 rebs per game and is fourth in FG% at 60.5%. MIA is averaging just 88.7 ppg and is allowing 99.5 ppg. ORL is averaging 96.6 ppg and is allowing 94.3 ppg. Magic have lost 10 of their last 12 games against MIA, but split 4 games last season. Many things point to a Magic blowout here, but Magic are just 1 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).